MEDICINE USES :
Melphalan is used to treat multiple myeloma (a type of blood cancer), advanced breast cancer and cancer of the ovary. This medicine treats only the symptoms of ovarian cancer or multiple myeloma, but does not treat the cancer itself.
WHAT IS MEGVAL ?
MEGVAL 50mg is one of a group of drugs called alkylating agents. It sticks to one of the cancer cell's DNA strands. DNA is the genetic code that is in the nucleus of all animal and plant cells. It controls everything the cell does. The cell cannot then grow and divide into 2 new cells.
MELPHALAN COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
missed menstrual periods; weakness; or temporary hair loss.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
- bone marrow suppression--sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, red or pink urine, painful mouth sores, cough, trouble breathing, feeling light-headed, rapid heart rate;
- inflammation of your blood vessels--numbness or tingling, red skin rash, unusual lumps or masses, fever, weight loss, muscle or joint pain, tired feeling, unusual bleeding; or
- liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for MEGVAL MELPHALAN INJECTION :
- Megval may lower the ability of your body to fight infection. Avoid contact with people who have colds or infections. Tell your doctor if you not